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All That Glitters Is Not Gold

by John H. Cochrane via The Grumpy Economist
Thursday, July 18, 2019

I wrote a Wall Street Journal Oped on the gold standard, partly in response to last week's Oped by James Grant (whose "PhD standard" is a great quip) and Greg Yp's excellent column on Judy Shelton and gold.

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The Good Intentions And Unfortunate Consequences Of Government Programs

by Milton Friedmanvia PolicyEd
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Milton Friedman explains that in case after case, government programs adopted for good purposes have had the opposite effects. Federal programs on housing, schooling, health care, and job training have created as many problems as they have solved. There are almost no exceptions of governmental programs that have achieved their initial stated goals.

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One Small Step For Man, One Giant Leap For Our Schools?

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Michael J. Petrillivia The Education Gadfly Show Podcast
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Hoover Institution fellows Checker Finn and Michael Petrilli discuss how the moon landing relates to American education.
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Strategika Issue 59: U.S.–China Trade Tensions

via Strategika
Thursday, July 11, 2019

Strategika Issue 59 is now available online. Strategika is an online journal that analyzes ongoing issues of national security in light of conflicts of the past—the efforts of the Military History Working Group of historians, analysts, and military personnel focusing on military history and contemporary conflict.

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A Century Of Ideas: The Big Three: Roosevelt, Stalin, And Churchill During The Second World War

Thursday, July 18, 2019
Hauck Auditorium, Stanford University

During the Second World War, President Franklin Roosevelt, Premier Joseph Stalin, and Prime Minister Winston Churchill exchanged hundreds of cables and held two summit meetings, coordinating the vast allied effort to defeat Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. Panelists will discuss why the peaceful new international order that the three agreed to establish after the conflict turned instead into the Cold War.

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The Libertarian: Remembering Justice Stevens

via The Libertarian
Friday, July 19, 2019

A look back at the life and legacy of the late Supreme Court justice.

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Lanhee Chen Talks To A&G

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Armstrong and Getty
Thursday, July 18, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen talks about the political influence of The Squad, and the danger of not caring about the budget deficit.

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John Yoo: Jeffrey Epstein Denied Bail On Child Sex Charges

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Thursday, July 18, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo says the case concerning the alleged campaign contributions involving former Trump attorney Michael Cohen is over. Yoo also weighs-in on the denial of bail for Jeffrey Epstein.

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Discussing The Investigations Into The Trump Organization: Yoo On Fox News’ ‘The Ingraham Angle’

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the end to some of the investigations into President Trump, including the alleged campaign violations. Yoo also discusses what impeachment should be used for.

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Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California
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California Dreaming... But Rent-Free In The Back Of A Van

quoting Lee Ohanianvia World Tribune
Thursday, July 18, 2019
What kind of housing does $100,000 a year get you in the tech hubs of Silicon Valley and San Francisco? As motivational speaker Matt Foley would say — “jack squat.”
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Smart Beta: The Good, The Bad, And The Muddy

quoting John H. Cochrane via Seeking Alpha
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Factor investing, or Smart Beta as it's become more commonly known, has become one of the hottest topics in finance.
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Friday Short Cuts

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia Patriot Post
Friday, July 19, 2019
Upright: “These arguments over our past are really over the present — and especially the future. If progressives and socialists can at last convince the American public that their country was always hopelessly flawed, they can gain power to remake it based on their own interests. These elites see Americans not as unique individuals but as race, class and gender collectives, with shared grievances from the past that must be paid out in the present and the future. We’ve seen something like this fight before, in 1861 — and it didn’t end well.” —Victor Davis Hanson
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I, Immigrant, Agree With Donald Trump — If You Are Not Happy Here, You Can Leave!

quoting Ayaan Hirsi Alivia Townhall
Thursday, July 18, 2019
I legally immigrated to the incomparable United States of America when I was a little girl. I emigrated from the USSR, that wondrous sh*t-hole that Bernie Sanders covets.
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How Cyber Weapons Are Changing The Landscape Of Modern Warfare

quoting Herbert Linvia The New Yorker
Thursday, July 18, 2019
In the weeks before two Japanese and Norwegian oil tankers were attacked, on June 13th, in the Gulf of Oman—acts which the United States attributes to Iran—American military strategists were planning a cyberattack on critical parts of that country’s digital infrastructure.
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Moonshot Competition Seeks Ideas To Revolutionize Education

quoting Michael J. Petrillivia The Journal
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Two organizations, one liberal and the other conservative, have announced a joint project to seek new ideas that will "revolutionize schooling." The deadline for applications is August 1, 2019.
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Wars On poverty

mentioning Thomas Sowellvia World Magazine
Thursday, July 18, 2019
About once a month a WORLD reader asks me, “What should I read to learn how to help the poor and how not to?”
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Milton Friedman: Priceless

by Robert Robb with Milton Friedmanvia Arizona Republic
Wednesday, November 22, 2006

There is reason for all to give thanks this season for the life and work of Milton Friedman, who passed away last week...

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The Washington Meat Grinder

by Thomas Sowellvia Creators Syndicate
Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld faded away more quickly and more quietly than almost anyone who has been so prominent and so controversial for so many years...

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Judging voters

by Tod Lindbergvia Washington Times
Tuesday, November 21, 2006

As we mull the implications of the November elections for what comes next in Iraq, it's worth keeping in mind that this was, in fact, the third time voters have had an opportunity to weigh in on the subject...

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The Challenge in Science

by Diane Ravitchvia New York Sun
Tuesday, November 21, 2006

This week, many families will take advantage of the holiday to take their children to the Rose Science Center at the American Museum of Natural History, to the Hall of Science in Queens, or to the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City...

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School Case Now Goes to Spitzer

with Eric Hanushekvia New York Sun
Tuesday, November 21, 2006

A new ruling from the state's highest court that the state owes only a fraction of the money demanded in a long-running lawsuit on behalf of New York City schools shifts the issue onto Governor-elect Spitzer...

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Why Teaching Intelligent Design Is Such a Problem

by Tibor R. Machanvia Libertarian Party of California
Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Whenever a controversy arises in government-funded and -administered educational institutions, no one in the mainstream media mentions the real source of the problem...

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Medicaid and Medicare Claims

via Hoover Institution
Tuesday, November 21, 2006

More than one billion Medicare and Medicaid claims are processed each year...

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Iran summit idea could assist U.S., analysts say

with Abbas Milanivia San Francisco Chronicle
Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Perhaps seeking to assert itself even more prominently in the affairs of its Arab neighbor, Iran on Monday reportedly invited the leaders of Iraq and Syria to talks in Tehran this weekend aimed at curbing the violence in Iraq -- an invitation, analysts say, that could be turn out to be in America's interest...

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Only the Bathwater -- Or the Baby, Too?

with Diane Ravitchvia Columbia University Teachers College
Tuesday, November 21, 2006

If there was a central question at issue during the College's recent two-day symposium on the federal No Child Left Behind Act, it was whether the country should set its sights on more realistic (and potentially more meaningful) achievement targets than NCLB presently endorses, or whether the law's current goal -- of universal student proficiency in reading and math by 2014 -- is the most powerful way to ensure improved outcomes for poor, minority and disabled students...

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The legacy of Milton Friedman

with Milton Friedman, George P. Shultzvia Financial Mirror
Tuesday, November 21, 2006

One of the greatest economic thinkers of our time Milton Friedman died last week on November 16th at the age of 94...

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